Target: Governor Jerry Brown
Goal: Support ambitious plan to cut greenhouse gases and reduce carbon emissions
During a recent environmental conference, Governor Jerry Brown supported California’s controversial cap-and-trade auction for greenhouse gas emissions. The auction is the first ever of its kind, and has been labeled as a “market based system” for cutting down on pollution.
Companies that produce ozone-destroying gases will be required to buy the right to create the harmful emissions. The auctioned credits start at 10 dollars for the right to emit one metric ton of greenhouse gas. The idea is, by the year 2020 to reduce the amount of pollution produced in California down to what it was in 1990. The hope is that companies such as cement plants, steel mills and refineries, will find a greener way to do business.
Despite loud opposition from business owners, and a lawsuit filed by the California Chamber of Commerce, Governor Jerry Brown has continued to be an enthusiastic supporter of the auction. Brown has long been known for his aggressive stance on protecting the environment. He stated that climate change must be prevented, or we will be faced with catastrophic consequences. When enacted, this plan will put California ahead of the pack, making it one of the greenest states in the nation.
Sign the petition below, and tell Governor Jerry Brown that to stand behind his plan to reduce California’s waste and protect the planet. Climate change is a real threat, and one that must be curbed before future and current generations pay the price for our negligence.
Dear Governor Jerry Brown,
Thank you for supporting California’s cap and trade auction of greenhouse gases. The auction is an innovative and important step in eliminating needless waste, and protecting the planet. I am proud that California is taking initiative, and striving to lead the way in responsible environmental policies.
By reducing pollution to what it was in 1990, we have a chance of slowing, and eventually halting, the destruction of the ozone layer and our precious resources. Earth is the only planet we have, and it’s important that we protect it.
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